Violetta Cable, great grand aunt on RootsMagic tree
Violetta was born April 11, 1857 in Wisconsin to Jonathan Cable, her mom was probably Eliza Frey. Violetta was the youngest of 5 kids with 3 brothers and a sister. By 1870 Violetta was 13 and living with her family in Pleasant Grove, Iowa. She lived on a farm in Pleasant Grove until about 1884 when she was a postmaster in Cable, Minnesota. This is noted on Wikipedia and also in a book: Minnesota Place Names by Upham.
Violetta took in her niece and nephews: Ethel Towslee, Chauncey and Leonard Cable all lived with her at different times in Chicago, Minnesota and Seattle. Violetta married Charles Anderson in 1908 in Seattle. She was 51 he was 39, Charles died in 1927, they didn’t have children. As a widow Violetta lived with her brother William’s widow, Mary Fries Cable in Des Moines, Iowa. Violetta died in Des Moines April 6, 1942 and is buried in the Pleasant Grove, Iowa cemetery, headstone not yet located, probably near her brother William.
- Violet and Charles Anderson marriage in Seattle, source at Family Search.org Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
- Cable, Minnesota at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable,_Minnesota
- Upham, Warren. Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. St. Paul, Minn: Minnesota Historical Society, 2001, ebook at Google Books, limited search. http://bit.ly/2jQf6rQ